Tag Archives: Neogaf
Fri, May 17, 2013 | 13:37 BST
Alex Donaldson concludes his discussion with NeoGAF owner Tyler Malka, and discusses the issue of money and how you keep something so big and influential afloat for so long.
Wed, May 15, 2013 | 21:30 BST
Influential, disruptive and notorious, NeoGAF has been called many things. Alex Donaldson sat down with owner Tyler Malka to discuss the site’s birth, influence and growth over the years.
Mon, Feb 01, 2010 | 09:47 GMT
PixelJunk Racers and Monsters director Rhod Broadbent has spoken out against current promotion methods, saying the norm is to aim at accruing sales from “the people who read NeoGAF”.
Tue, Aug 19, 2008 | 22:11 BST
After telling videogaming247 the reason he chose to challenge NeoGAF over negative comments towards Too Human was because the forum was “the worst” of it’s kind, Silicon Knights boss Denis Dyack now finds himself banned from the site.
GAF moderator EviLore wrote this angry response:
As Confucius once said, “the photoshop cat juggles a ball of yarn, and unravels it all over his face.” You are Baldur, Denis. You’re the poorly animated bald Norse technogod, the Übermensch with a thousand pointless book references misunderstood by the dirty proles who aren’t worthy enough to judge you.
Your favorite Nietzsche quote, “he who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster,” is one you’ve fallen victim to yourself, if your opinion of this site is to be taken to heart. In these pitiable confrontations with us you’ve proven to be the monster of gaming development, a sore on the industry and a squanderer of your subordinates’ time and effort. Through all this, through this self-inflicted PR nightmare, you’ve conquered vast new frontiers of unwarranted hyperbole and desperate pseudo-intellectual grasping. Buy an unaccredited doctorate, change your given name to Derek, and take up the reins; Derek Smart would eagerly defer to the greatness of Dr. Dyack.
What is an appropriate action to take in response to the man who continues to post here? I won’t be tolerating a second retconned “social experiment,” a second call for NeoGAF’s closing, or a second “worst forum” insult. You decided to ignore the option for real terms for your pointless tag bet, so with the majority of reviews condemning your magnum opus to mediocrity I’ll claim a suitable prize by telling you to get the hell off NeoGAF.
We’re saying nothing.
By Mike Bowden
Wed, Aug 20, 2008 | 04:49 BST
Speaking to VG247, Silicon Knights boss Denis Dyack has spoken out about his public feud with NeoGAF, saying that he wanted to make an example of the effects of negative forums and picked the site because he considers it to be “the worst” of its kind.
“NeoGAF is considered to be the worst, and I would say is probably the worst forum,” he said. “And so, you might as well pick the worst one. Why not?”
Dyack posted on NeoGAF to challenge its users on negativity towards long-in-development RPG Too Human, a move that instantly spread over the internet’s news sites.
“A lot of people would say, ‘Don’t post on a forum. Forums don’t have any affect.’ That post on the forum got picked up by almost every single major press site, and it did influence the press,” Dyack added.
“I knew a demo was coming up [The demo set a record for Live with over a million downloads – Ed] and I knew all this was going to happen, and what I wanted to do was make an example of [the fact that] people need to understand the affect forums are having because there is an effect, it’s not a null effect.”
Read Dyack’s answers to our questions on the matter after the break. Too Human is released today in the US and at the end of the month in Europe.
Wed, Jul 16, 2008 | 18:51 BST
In wake of Silicon Knight head Denis Dyack’s now infamous NeoGaf post challenge regarding upcoming action-RPG Too Human, Microsoft Games Studios boss Phil Spencer told the MTVBlog that he admires the Silicon Knights’ boss’s passion.
“I’ve never tried to shut down someone’s passion for a game,” he said. “I think that’s part of what [Too Human] is about.”
Spencer added: “I look at the passion that Denis shows around Too Human as critical to what Too Human is and what Silicon Knights is. [Denis] tells us when he’s going to have certain discussions and gives us a head up on what those discussions are.
“It is his company, he is the spokesperson for that company, [and] he realizes we have a strong developer-publisher relationship.”
Sat, Jul 05, 2008 | 15:36 BST
“I was basically calling out people who had no way of assessing the game,” Dyack told 1up. “All I wanted to point out to people is that this is so ridiculous.”
Later on, he revealed the method behind his madness.
“I went through all of this for two reasons… If you’re going to look at the NeoGAF forum as a non-profit organization, if it does not reform itself, it’s eventually going to crumble,” he said. “There’s going to be a point where they step over the line where someone’s going to shut them down. That would be a loss for everyone… The question I have to ask the moderators of GAF: Are you going to follow your own rules? With people making GIFs of myself that are, I would say, attacking me… Why haven’t 180 people been banned now? If I wanted to move in and shut that place down, do I have grounds under their own forum policy?”
Finally, Dyack concluded by demanding that NeoGAF’s moderators instigate some kind of reform “before people stop listening to [NeoGAF],” saying that the forum and others of its ilk are “hurting society and hurting the videogame industry.”
All of this has us wondering, is any publicity – negative or positive – good publicity? Too Human will certainly give us some kind of answer.
Wed, Jun 18, 2008 | 10:19 BST
“We (Ninja Theory) never started work on HS2 as we wanted to focus on new multiplatform IP. Sony owns the IP for HS and we have never been privy to what they would do with it,
As for moving, we have been planning to move to larger premises for future expansion for the best part of a year. There is nothing bitter about the move.
And the rumour that the team has been disbanded is ridiculous. We have had an unbelievably loyal team especially as we went through some difficult times securing a new publishing deal. We have a new publisher and are busy on our new project which is going very well so far.
HS is far from our thoughts at the moment.
So that’s that.
By Mike Bowden
Mon, Jun 09, 2008 | 13:59 BST
Someone over at NeoGaf has posted the in-between-chapter install times for MGS4, the total install being 4.6Gb.
This comes at the same time as an in-game conversation between Snake and Otacon is revealed where Otacon is telling Snake he doesn’t have to change disks because of the capacity of Blu-ray.
As the Metal Gear Solid 4 street date was broken by Wal-Mart last week, spoilers and in-game have inevitably made their way onto the internet.
Spoilers through the link. Watch the video here.
By Mike Bowden